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Oppo - please use the rotating N1 camera solution again - it is way more functional than the gimmick on Find X!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 17:12 UTC as 36th comment
On article Grand Canyon time lapse records rare cloud inversion (125 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 18th comment
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mbot: Without a removable battery I will never pay such an outrageous price. A $400 Android phone does the same things, has Gorilla Glass 5, has the same size battery and has a Snapdragon 835 cpu, so why would I pay for a silly prententious outrageously overpriced sh_tty iPhone??

These manufacturers are expecting us to throw the phone away after three years when the battery is not optimal anymore, planned obscelescence - but not on my ship. I will stick with $300 Android phones - $100 a year (30¢ a day) for a phone is all I'm willing to stomach.

Bring back removable batteries and I'll happily pay $699 for a phone.

@tkbslc There's still a decent amount of Android phones with removable batteries - you can find them if you use the respective filters here:[120][]=1292&f[576]=2147

Not much to choose from if you want top-notch specs, though.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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nametaken: 10/12 I chose the Nikon. The other 2 were Sony. None for Canon. This is weird, even as a Sony shooter myself, because I've always thought the jpeg outputs from Canon were several orders of magnitude better than Sony's...

@nametaken - I got the same exact results. This is the second blind test I took where Nikon easily beat Canon. Quite a surprise.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
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AmitRJPhotography: Unknown to many people - the guy in the article was asked to leave by Google. Since then he has been a fanboy of anything that is not Google.

I don't think he is an authority on image making and it surprises me that DPreview thinks it is important to publish what he thinks on the state of mobile photography or photography in general

If you rely solely on the official statements then you may get an incomplete picture.
For example, if you were to believe the official statements from Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer regarding their resignation and the official comments with regards to that from the White House, everything was nice and happened with mutual respect and dignity, with no back- or front-stabbing whatsoever.
It's not always that we get to see what's happening behind the scenes so publicly.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 18:56 UTC

Photo #9 (by Dylan Jenkins) is my favourite. I can so relate to what that dog is feeling :)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 14:09 UTC as 25th comment
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Gonard: Just curious. Is there any smartphone today that is not made in China?

LG phones are proudly labeled as "Made in Korea":

Batteries are usually are made in China, though.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Showing me the use of 4k in a 1920*1200 screen is convincing me i don't need it.

As Melchiorum already explained, even if your hardware and internet connection is not able to handle the original 4K video, you can easily see that the video which is available in YouTube 1080p mode (downsampled from 4K) is much sharper than video which is originally shot in 1080p resolution.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 13:14 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (216 comments in total)
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raindance: Just a casual observation, the Sony samples are pretty bad. I still don't understand the Sony obsession on dpreview, the image quality is meh.

Outside of that, the lens looks like a winner. I really love the Art series, albeit these days I have reverted back to OEM optics.

"The cream rises to the top... but so do dead fish" :)

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Microsoft, let's parachute our man into the worlds biggest phone company, screw it up, buy it screw it up some more, then sell it for some peanuts and decide you don't want to make hardware after all......

Spot on.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 20:35 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (313 comments in total)

In light of DPreview's recent findings - - you should update the text of the 10th slide:
"Realistically, though, a number of AF functions will be limited due to Sony's own restrictions - meaning no Eye AF, no Lock-on AF, and no phase detection in video."
"Sigma is the first brand of DSLR lenses to support Eye AF and Lock-On AF modes on Sony cameras, as well as smooth phase-detection in video. What's more, they work really well."

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2016 at 10:12 UTC as 7th comment
On article Huawei's Honor 7i comes with 13MP flip-out camera (50 comments in total)
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: I wonder why every mobile phone camera is not like that.

Looked up that Oppo N1. Smart solution indeed and definitely better than this one.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 17:07 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: I shot some 4K UHD videos of the moon with my Samsung NX1 the past week with 920mm F9 and 1480mm F6.3 scopes.

screenshots :

Impressive indeed!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On article DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z3+ (4 comments in total)

I hope LG G4 review is on its way. Eager to see how good it really is - seems to have lots of potential.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 20:08 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
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Lightcapture: Good to see Dpreview doing a thecamerastoretv style of video review of these video-capable cameras!

TheCameraStoreTV shot the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II hands-on test with a Sony camera, so this time DPReview did a better job of giving an idea how the video footage from Olympus looks like.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 10:16 UTC
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kevin_r: Price of Sony A77II is now only $998 with instant $200 rebate at Adorama.
So if anyone is new to DSLRs or wanted to switch anyway, there's an equally appealing camera for the same money. Just doesn't have a touch screen.

@twhip It's not that bad - although it has some limitations (, it is still pretty flexible:

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 11:39 UTC

Spot on:

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 09:58 UTC as 150th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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Artpt: I still can't understand why 4K video (or other codecs) can't be cooked into the firmware....if a smaller sensor smartphone handles a 50 Mps rate, why can't the latest group of cameras?....even a sensor crop to reflect the 8MP frames..

My only thought is that the video codecs are protected or limited to certain brands....wouldn't adding this feature at least attract attention in a crowded market?

DPR forum members, don't be shy and comment.,,,Olympus, please read...

Bigger sensors need an effective cooling system for shooting longer high quality videos without overheating. And generally the video quality on Olympus cameras is miles behind Sony and Panasonic. Obviously video is not a priority for Olympus.

Here's a bit more:

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
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